I am sure that Obama's Socialist cheerleaders believe that "In the end, treason is a matter of dates"! Today I was struck by two separate articles in the news. The first was found on "Canada Free Press" and was titled
"Conservative Lawmakers' secret trip to Mideast could foreshadow Obama's downfall".
The second was found on "Breitbart" and was titled
"Dem Bill would End Death Penalty for Espionage-Treason-Assassinations"
The question I have is this -- Are the two mutually exclusive events or are they inextricably linked?
I'm sure it hasn't escaped the attention of the readers as it pertains to my opening sentence and the use of the term "Obama's Socialist Cheerleaders". There are a lot of detractors that believe throwing bombs and accusing someone of something such as being a "socialist" is to dismiss the author as extreme; racist; conspiratorial or worst. That said, I intentionally used that phrase because it is widely believed that Obama does in fact have deep roots of socialist proclivities. More specifically thought, I used the term to describe the Democrats who put forth the Bill (HR 3741) to end the death penalty. The sponsors and co-sponsors of that bill are:
Rep. Donna Edwards (D) - MD (Sponsor)
Rep. Barbara Lee (D) - CA (Co-Sponsor)
Rep. Henry Johnson (D) - GA (Co-Sponsor)
Rep. John Lewis (D) - GA (Co-Sponsor)
Rep. Jose Serrano (D) - NY (Co-Sponsor)
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) - MD (Co-Sponsor)
Rep. Janice Schakosky (D) - IL (Co-Sponsor)
Rep. Keith Ellison (D) - MN (Co-Sponsor)
Do not take my word for it, here is the list from the "Democrat Socialist of America" itself!
So, why do a bunch a socialists want to abolish the Death Penalty for Treason? After all, treason is just a matter of dates! It is of no surprise that it is a pet peeve of Democrats that America has a "Capital Punishment" statute on a Federal Level as well as in the States. That said, I find the timing of the two separate news items to be suspect. But, I will leave the readers to draw their own conclusions as to whether or not they are related. If they are, why? To speculate a little, one could say that they are doing it in order to spare their "Dear Leader" from the ultimate punishment if in fact the trip by the three members of Congress turn up with irrefutable evidence that Obama has committed "high crimes and misdemeanors" in the Middle East.
The very definition of "Treason" is to "give aid and comfort to America's enemies". So the question we must ask is this. Was Egypt (at the time the Muslim Brotherhood were in power) considered an enemy of America? The answer is -- Yes. The reason is because the Muslim Brotherhood has been on the State Department list of terrorist organizations and one can say by extension that they were elevated to "State sponsors of terror" when they came to power.
The other question has to do with Iran. Are they enemies of America. Again, the answer is Yes. They are on the State Department list of States that sponsor terror.
Finally, according to Breitbart -- "The Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act. (HR 3741) would "end the death penalty for assassination or kidnapping that results in the death of the president or vice president, and also ends it for the murder of a member of Congress."
The list goes on: "using a weapon of mass destruction, or murder done via torture, child abuse, war crimes, aircraft hijackings, sexual abuse, bank robberies or the willful wrecking of a train."
And there is even more like "using chemical or biological materials to kill could also no longer result in the death penalty, nor could deaths related to treason or espionage. The death or injury of an unborn child could not result in the death penalty either."
Just looking at the list defies reason as to abolishment? The one crime that does jump out is the murder of a member of Congress. If I were one of the three Republican Congressmen that took that secret trip in order to obtain evidence about our foreign policy transgressions that could possibly end in "Treason" charges then I would watch my back. Why, because if this bill passes, then the President would be spared death for treason and if anyone assassinated those three for their part in his downfall, then those assassins would also be spared. You decide. The trip and the legislation came about within one week of each other.